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LAW 6251 - LGBT Rights and the Law


Credits: 2

Covers the main legal and public policy issues affecting lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender people in the U.S., including the history of the nation’s treatment of LGBT people. Addresses the criminalization and decriminalization of same-sex sexual intimacy, the military’s treatment of LGBT people, public and private employment discrimination, discrimination in public accommodations and housing, religious exemptions from LGBT antidiscrimination law, rights of speech and association for those supporting or opposing LGBT-rights initiatives, parenting by LGBT people, and the controversy over same-sex marriage. Readings include important statutory and constitutional decisions affecting LGBT rights, scholarly writing about LGBT issues, and theoretical discussions of sexuality and sexual identity. Considers a variety of perspectives, including the views of those supporting LGBT rights and those with religious and natural law views that are more traditional. Also addresses the intracommunity debate among LGBT rights supporters on matters like same-sex marriage and the need for antidiscrimination laws. Prerequisites: LAW 6366 - Constitutional Law I LAW 8311 - Constitutional Law II . (*updated* 11/20/2020; effective spring 2021)



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